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Medical Term:

Sumner sign

Pronunciation: sum'ner


a slight increase in tonus of the abdominal muscles, an early indication of inflammation of the appendix, stone in the kidney or ureter, or a twisted pedicle of an ovarian cyst; it is elicited by exceedingly gentle palpation of the right or left iliac fossa.

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